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Stats and Facts for Fans of Baseball’s Greatest »

With the hot stove season in full swing and baseball news about free agents and trades dominating the headlines, for fans of baseball's greatest franchise, the Yankees, there is also a treasure trove of history to appreciate.  So enjoy: Yankee Stadium Factoids and Oddities The original Yankee Stadium had 36 ticket booths and 40 [...]

Put Roger Maris into the Baseball Hall of Fame! »

"I never wanted all this hoopla."—Roger Maris The saga of Roger Eugene Maras started September 10, 1934 in Hibbing, Minnesota. He began life as the son of first generation Croatian Americans, Rudy and Corrine Maras. Roger's grandfather Steve Maras had emigrated around 1910 to the United States from Croatia. In 1939, the family moved to [...]

Casey Stengel Remembered: A Baseball Icon and a Yankee »

The rambling, shifting, stream-of-consciousness syntax of Casey Stengel has filled thousands of newspaper and magazine pages with anecdotes ranging from amusing and wise to droll and banal, and sometimes vulgar. More than a million references to No. 37 exist on Google and Yahoo. He was on the cover of Time Magazine twice.  And there are [...]

New York Yankees “Sandman” Mariano Rivera »

“Enter Sandman” blared again over the Yankee Stadium speakers. Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees tipped his cap to the crowd and beamed.The Yankee “stopper” had set a new major league record—602 career saves.Needing just 13 pitches, the storied hurler notched a shutdown ninth inning on September 19th, locking up [...]